Tonight’s Southern TV… in 1968 

18 August 2014 tbs.pm/5418

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From the TVTimes for Sunday 18 August 1968 comes this run down of what you could be watching on Southern. Things worth noting:

  • This schedule is a figment of your imagination. ITV was out on strike nationwide by this point.
  • But, hey, Bernard Bresslaw in Tickertape at 5.30pm and Hattie Jacques in Heyday Theatre at 6.15pm would’ve been worth seeing
  • All Our Yesterdays is looking at 1943, well within the memories of most viewers. Its modern equivalent would be looking back to 1989 now

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3 responses to this article

Dave Rhodes 18 August 2014 at 5:33 pm

You may well have got to see Heyday Theatre on the national emergency service – it appears in The Times listings. Rain on the Leaves, Choirs, The Auction Game and All Our Yesterdays were also scheduled by the boys and girls at Foley Street.

‘Rain’ was a rarity as a Granada entry in the Godslot – not too well received by reviewers I’ve read, but like LWT’s ‘Roundhouse’, one of those experiments I wouldn’t mind a look at.

‘Network production’ is stretching a point for Farm Progress, but it was shown in a number of ITV regions over the years.

And finally, Stephen ‘Lifemanship’ Potter as a panel show guest sounds intriguing.

Arthur Nibble 8 September 2014 at 10:47 pm

A quick reminder for everyone who knows this (i.e. I suspect the majority of learned people who scour this forum) that “Thingumybob” was London Weekend’s first attempt at a sitcom and, yes, its theme tune was composed by THAT Paul McCartney (worse then “Silly Love Songs”, infinitely better than The Frog Chorus),

Alan Keeling 10 June 2016 at 11:47 pm

In the 4.25 slot, “The Wild Wild West” episode was from the series’ first season (1965/66) filmed in monochrome. Robert Conrad & Ross Martin starred as a couple of government agents in this tongue-in-cheek series that was similar in vein to the style of “The Avengers”. From season 2, the series was filmed in colour.

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